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How-to’s

5 Important Questions That Can Prevent You From Buying Crappy Clothes

Categories: Spend

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Just like getting 6 pack abs starts in the kitchen, great style starts in the fitting room.

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Our House is (not) Your House: How to Be a House Guest in the 21st Century

Categories: Learn, Live

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Staying with friends or your new girlfriend’s parents? As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Let them know you appreciate their hospitality.

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How to Make a $90 Belt for Only $23

Categories: Learn

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Make a full grain leather belt in less than 30 minutes.

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5 Ways to Make Your Place More Interesting

Categories: Learn, Spend

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A man’s style is more than just which ties and shoes he wears. Your home is an extension of yourself, become a part of it.

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What Every Man Should Know About Tie Care

Categories: Learn, Spend

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Your ties will last a long time if you take care of them: Are you untying, storing, and cleaning yours correctly?

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GamerKitchen: Beer-Braised Beef Pot Pie

Categories: Learn

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A new video series that makes cooking real food easy and fun. In this episode: Beer-braised Beef Pot Pie

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Make a Giant Whiteboard for only $15

Categories: Learn

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Whiteboards are perfect for brainstorming any type of project. The problem? They’re really, really expensive. We found a unique, and easy DIY solution for under $15.

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Hophead Novice: An Introduction to IPAs With Our Picks

Categories: Learn

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Branching out from the selection of college beer choices can be intimidating if you don’t know where to look. We’ll get you started with India Pale Ales and offer a few brews to try first.

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Pliers: A Modern Man’s Guide to Tools

Categories: Learn

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While man was blessed with nimbler, stronger gripping hands than most animals, they’re not quite small, or strong, enough for many jobs around the house. Enter: pliers.

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The Screwdriver – A Modern Man’s Guide to Tools

Categories: Learn

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A few generations ago, men built their own houses, fixed their own toilets, installed their own sprinkler systems, and grew unironic mustaches. Unfortunately, due to a lack of immediate necessity, these DIY tool skills have been lost on many of us. Our new series will teach you to correctly pick and use the best tool for whatever job you have to tackle.

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A Visual Guide to Getting Your Car Unstuck From The Snow

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, New Here?

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No matter how safe of a driver you are, we all get stuck in the powder now and then.

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Declutter Your Space

Categories: Learn

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Quit holding on to, and forcing yourself to live in, old junk.

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7 Ways Google Voice Can Make Your Life Easier

Categories: Learn

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By now you’ve likely been swept up in Google’s overhaul of the e-mail experience with Gmail. Simple and intuitive it offers one of the best e-mail options out there. Now imagine what Google could do with the telephone experience.

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A Man’s Introduction to Yoga

Categories: Learn

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You may have a vision of yoga as being something only ladies do, but the practice of training your body and breathing has incredible benefits for everyone, the manliest of men included. Check out our guy’s guide to yoga and see if it’s right for you.

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The Lost Art of Saying ‘Thank You’

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn

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Saying “thank you” with a big smile when you receive a gift or nice gesture may seem adequate enough but it’s not. A gentleman always writes a thank you note. In these days of instant communication, it’s easy to overlook the act of writing a thank you letter, or feel it’s overdoing it. We show you what to say, when to say it, and what to write it on.

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The Anatomy of an Emergency

Categories: Best of Primer, Learn

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You’ve daydreamed about being the hero a thousand times, but what will you do when an actual emergency strikes? Will you keep walking like everyone else, or will you have the courage to act? Separate yourself from the crowd by understanding how you can help before the ambulance arrives.

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The 10 Minute Handyman: How to Fix a Stripped Hole

Categories: Learn

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When faced with a minor home repair, the man lacking confidence does one of two things: ignores it or calls a repair man. Instead, earn a few man points by doing simple home repairs yourself. Here, we talk about the endemic stripped screw hole.

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Get Your Email Under Control Like a CEO

Categories: Learn

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Email has become such an integral part of our lives, sometimes it feels like it has taken priority over everything. If you want to be successful professionally and personally, you’ve got to learn to wrangle in the time you’re ‘checking’, and spend more time ‘doing’.

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Talking to the Press: How to do Your Own PR on the Fly

Categories: Learn

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Developing your personal brand is one of the cornerstones of communication, but it involves a little more than Tweeting. Follow the advice of this professional journalist to ensure your message gets out.

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10 Ways To Not Look Like An Idiot As You Give A Best Man Speech

Categories: Learn

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Giving a toast at a wedding is one of the greatest honors you’ll experience in life. With this comes a lot of pressure to be philosophical, nostalgic and witty. Follow these 10 guidelines and you’ll be remembered as the man with the amazing speech, not the guy they had to pull the mic from.

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The Secret to Having a Commanding Presence

Categories: Learn

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You know him when you see him – he’s the guy everyone notices when he takes his first three steps into a room. A natural leader. Is it witchcraft, or perhaps just a combination of simple body language tricks you yourself can master.

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Decoding Body Language like an Army Interrogator

Categories: Learn

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Facing down an uncooperative suspect, getting the right information may be a matter of life and death. Interpreting your bosses darting eyes or figuring out if the shy girl in accounting likes you is decidedly less serious, but former Army Interrogator and body language expert Gregory Hartley has got you covered nonetheless.

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What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Categories: Learn

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In a sea of emotionless texts and sterile emails, it’s easy to forget about the power of the pen. Find out what you can learn about yourself, and others, with the help of an expert handwriting analyst.

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10 Proven Test Taking Strategies

Categories: Learn

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Whether it’s graduate school, a professional certification, or the written portion of your motorcycle license test, exams don’t end after college. Utilize these strategies to guarantee a good grade, even if you don’t know all the answers.

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